“For the Record” ~ Book Review

Dec 26, 2016 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Regina Jenning’s newest release, For the Record.


As is my custom, if I could ask Regina one question about For the Record it would be — “After the readers learned about Betsy in the earlier books, was it difficult to find a hero that fit her perfectly?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!

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From the Back Cover:

Betsy Huckabee might be a small-town girl, but she has big-city dreams. Writing for her uncle’s newspaper will never lead to independence, and the bigger newspapers don’t seem interested in the Hart County news. Trying a new approach, Betsy pens a romanticized serial for the ladies’ pages, and the new deputy provides the perfect inspiration for her submissions. She’d be horrified if he read her breathless descriptions of him, but these articles are for a newspaper far away. No one in Pine Gap will ever know.

Deputy Joel Puckett didn’t want to leave Texas, but this job in tiny Pine Gap is his only shot at keeping his badge. With masked marauders riding every night, his skills and patience are tested, but even more challenging is the sassy journalist lady chasing him.


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers

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This was such a fun book to read — like all of Regina’s books! After following little Betsy Huckabee through the earlier books in Regina’s series, it was wonderful to see that Betsy got her own story and a chance at finding Prince Charming. Only in Betsy’s case, Prince Charming turned out to be the Dashing Deputy right in her own town!

Betsy’s character was so perfect, even when combined with her many flaws and perhaps her overextended imagination. Betsy was so focused on capturing the perfect story and working on making her name great! The moment when Betsy begins to fall in love is when we see a change in her character. Betsy is learning that sometimes it doesn’t pay to be the “star of the show.”

And Joel was the hero that every lady wished for whether he wanted to be or not. In the beginning of the book, he started out grumpy and determined to do a one-man show. What he realized, is that allowing others into your life, can bring out the best in a person and gives you someone to rely on.

Then all the girls can swoon every time Joel says, “A hero always comes back for his lady.”


I received a free copy from the author. No review, positive or otherwise, was required — all opinions are my own.


Other books by Regina I will read next:
Sixty Acres and a Bride (Ladies of Caldwell County, Book 1)

Love in the Balance (Ladies of Caldwell County, Book 2)

Caught in the Middle

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